CULTURE, RELIGION, THE ARTS

Daughters of a Different Path

Daughters of a Different Path is a story about a young African American woman, Leanna, who seeks her mother’s acceptance. After her mother rejects her decision of becoming Muslim, Leanna begins to deal with inner obstacles of doubt. The story is not only about Leanna’s conversion and the repercussions of her decision, but about transforming […]

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CULTURE, FEMINISM, OPINION

The Police Don’t Care About Women, And It’s Killing Us

Featured Illustration: Niki Groom When details emerged about Wayne Couzens’ criminal past, many of us were left wondering why he wasn’t stopped before taking Sarah Everard’s life. The answer lies in the hotbed of institutional misogyny within the police. Content warning: femicide, sexual assault, sexual harassment. A story we know all too well. . . […]

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CULTURE, POETRY & PROSE

My Roots

Featured Image: Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan I am a tree My roots run 10000 km East My roots run to the kites in Kabul My roots run to the breeze in Parwan My roots run to the pomegranate trees in Kandahar My roots run to the Buddha statues in Bamyan My roots run to […]

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CULTURE, LIFE, THE ARTS

Erased Perspectives of an Arab American Family

My intention with these images is to shine a light on a topic that is taboo among many Arab Muslim families. This past year, my parents got a divorce. Growing up talking about our emotions at home was not an option. It just wasn’t a real thing. My parents’ divorce was simultaneously relieving and frightening. […]

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CULTURE, FEMINISM, POETRY & PROSE

Eponym/Legacy

Featured Artwork: ‘The Prophet’s Daughters’, a series by Gheorghe Virtosu Sometimes people don’t recognize my name They hear it and say it’s unique It’s an old Arabic name, I tell them What does it mean, they ask I tell them I’m not sure, as far as I know it doesn’t mean anything And then after […]

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